Ana Sáez-Hidalgo is Associate Professor at the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. Her research interests focus both on late medieval and early modern English literature and culture from the perspective of Anglo-Spanish relations.
She is currently studying the textual and material exchanges between both countries, the channels of book dissemination –largely connected with English recusant exiles– and the impact of those exchanges in book culture. She has co-edited with Berta Cano the poems and narratives written by English Catholic exiles in Spain (The Fruits of Exile: Emblems and Pamphlets from the English College at Valladolid, 2009), and published books and essays on several aspects of Anglo-Iberian cultural and literary relations, some of them in collaboration with other members of this team. As a translator, she has published editions and translations into Spanish of medieval and early modern texts like Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy and Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. She is currently the editor of the journal SEDERI.
Berta Cano Echevarría is Associate Professor of English Literature and Culture at the University of Valladolid in Spain. Her main research area is Anglo-Spanish cultural relations and textual transmission.
Her PhD and first monograph were devoted to the literature of war but her recent interests have moved towards peacetime. She has published a number of articles and book chapters on the literature of the exiles in the English College, on the work of Philip Sidney and its first translation into Spanish and on the Cultural Manifestations of the Anglo-Spanish peace of 1604-1605. Currently she is completing with Mark Hutchings a volume on this topic.
She has been editor together with Ana Sáez of the journal Sederi Yearbook, the Journal of the Spanish and Portuguese Association of English Renaissance Studies and is now head of the English Department at the University of Valladolid.
Rui Carvalho Homem is Professor of English at the University of Oporto, Portugal.
He is the author of two monographs – Shakespeare and the Drama of Alterity (in Portuguese; 2003); and Poetry and Translation in Northern Ireland: Dislocations in Contemporary Writing (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) – and the editor of several collections, among which Translating Shakespeare for the Twenty-First Century (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2004) and Relational Designs: Page and Stage, Canvas and Screen (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2012). He has published extensively on contemporary Irish poetry, Early Modern English drama, Translation Studies, and intermediality.
As a literary translator, he has published versions of Shakespeare (Antony and Cleopatra, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Richard III) Christopher Marlowe (Hero and Leander), Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin.
He is currently the Chair of ESRA, the European Shakespeare Research Association.
Dr. Pilar Garcés García, Associate Professor at Valladolid University. Doctor in English Philology, BA in German Philology and MA in Japanese Culture and Society is currently teaching at the Universities of Valladolid and Salamanca both undergraduate and graduate courses on Discourse Analysis and Travel Writing.
Her research field covers areas such as discourse analysis, travel writing, institutional and diplomatic relations between Spain and Britain and women in Japanese society. She started researching travel writings in the archives of the English College of Valladolid (1592- ) and has continued researching the relationship between Spain and Great Britain through documentation and information in the archives and library of the English College of Valladolid and the English Colleges in Britain. At present she is carrying out the transcription and edition of several books that belonged to Count Gondomar’s personal library in Valladolid that shed light on the intellectual relations between Spain and Great Britain during the Early Modern period.
She has been the general editor of the scientific journal ES (English Studies) published by the English Department of the University of Valladolid. She has also served several positions at the University such as Secretary General of the University of Valladolid, vice-chancellor for International Relations, Head of the English Department, Dean for International Relations and President of the Committee for gender equality in the University of Valladolid. At present she is Director General of Universities and Research in the Ministry of Education of Castile and Leon, Spain.
Mark Hutchings is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Reading, UK. His main research interests lie in theatre history and performance, principally in early modern England, and in Anglo-Spanish diplomatic (and not so diplomatic) relations.
He has published widely on the dramatist Thomas Middleton, and is currently editing a collection of essays on his famous collaboration with William Rowley, The Changeling (Bloomsbury). A monograph on repertory Turks is forthcoming from Palgrave, and together with Berta Cano Echevarría he has published a series of essays on the Anglo-Spanish peace of 1603-5 which will form the spine of a full-length study. His teaching interests include scholarly editing and experimenting with early modern English theatre spaces, each of which feeds into an ongoing project on the relationship between theatre practice and the mise-en-page of the printed play.
Thomas O’Connor holds a DEA and PhD from the Sorbonne and is professor of early modern European history in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
His undergraduate courses include the Spanish Inquisition, the French Wars of Religion and early modern migration. His research interests are in early modern European migration and religion, especially Jansenism, Inquisitions, censorship, ideological controls, social discipline and religious conversion. His current research interests include the role of foreigners, especially British and Irish, in the Spanish, Portuguese and Roman Inquisitions and also the role of conversion in migration and migrant integration. He is co-director of the Irish in Europe Project and editor of the history sources journal, Archivium Hibernicum. He is a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission and of the Fondation Irlandaise (Paris). He has published several monographs in early modern European history, the most recent on the Iberian Inquisitions with Palgrave in 2016. He has edited and co-edited four volumes in the Irish in Europe series, co-authored a guide to the Strangers to Citizens Exhibition in the National Library Ireland and contributed to numerous scholarly periodicals and essay collections. An edited collection of his, on abroad colleges in early modern Europe, is scheduled to appear with Manchester University Press in 2017. He is currently co-editing, for Brill, an essay collection presenting new archival research on individual Catholic abroad colleges in seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe, due to appear in 2018.
Susana Oliveira is concluding her PhD in English Culture and Literature at the Faculty of Letters – University of Lisbon. Her thesis focuses on the Portuguese Diplomacy in the Elizabethan Court. She has a Master’s Degree in English Studies, with a dissertation on early modern women through the perspective of the Scholastic and the medieval frames of thought.
She works as a tutor, teaching English Society and Culture, at Universidade Aberta, and she also teaches Undergraduate and Master Courses in two Higher Education Institutions.
She is a researcher on English Studies at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (CEAUL / ULICES). Her research interests concentrate on early modern Anglo-Portuguese affairs, in particular on diplomacy and the Portuguese ambassadors to the Court of Elizabeth I,
Her contribution to the project focuses on the research on Anglo-Portuguese relations, through a bibliographic and manuscript survey and diplomatic correspondence analysis.
Tamara Pérez Fernández is a PhD student at the University of Valladolid. Her main line of research is the analysis of paratexts in the manuscripts of late medieval vernacular texts, especially the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower.
She has published several articles about the material and textual transmission of the marginal apparatus in the Iberian manuscripts of Gower’s Confessio Amantis, and how it illustrates the early Anglo-Iberian cultural exchanges and the role of scribes and translators in the adaptation of English and Latin materials for the new Castilian and Portuguese readerships.
Her contribution to this project will be articulated around several objectives: On the one hand, an exploration of the spaces of contact and coexistence of Spanish and British individuals in the Valladolid of the eighteenth century, and how they enabled the transmission and dissemination of cultural artifacts. On the other, an examination of the diplomatic relationships between Spain and the British Isles in the seventeenth century in order to illustrate the rich cultural and literary networks between the two territories.
Glyn Redworth studied history at Jesus College, Cambridge and then went to Oxford to undertake a D.Phil. on the life of Stephen Gardiner, bishop of Winchester under Henry VIII.
When he followed Gardiner´s career into the reign of Queen Mary, he became interested in the Short Reign of King Philip the Brief of England (1554-1558). He has since worked on the 17th-century Spanish Match, and has written a life of Luisa de Carvajal and also published a 2-volume translation of her letters into English. He is currently working on the Battle and Siege of St-Quentin in 1557.
Óscar Ruiz Fernández is a European Doctor in Modern Anglo-Spanish History by the University of Valladolid (UVA, Spain). He developed his History studies in the University of Cantabria (UNICAN, Spain), Leiden Universiteit (The Netherlands) and University of Valladolid (Spain).
Currently he works as Lecturer PhD in the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (UTCB, Romania). He teaches Spanish Language, Culture and History in the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication.
His main research topics are Modern European History (XVII century), Phillip III and IV´s Spain and Jacobean England under James I and Charles I Stuart (diplomacy, politics, war, trade).
His research in the group will focus on the political and diplomatic relations between Spain and England during the years 1603-1655.